[en-doo r-ing, -dyoo r-]


lasting; permanent: a poet of enduring greatness.
patient; long-suffering.

Origin of enduring

First recorded in 1525–35; endure + -ing2
Related formsen·dur·ing·ly, adverben·dur·ing·ness, nounnon·en·dur·ing, adjectiveun·en·dur·ing, adjectiveun·en·dur·ing·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples of enduringly

  • Still, still it wears the fetters love so enduringly fastened.


    Effie Afton

  • It is their thoughts and the verse in which their thoughts are embodied that are enduringly memorable.

  • All these little incidents of my first few days at the farm are enduringly fixed in my memory.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens

  • A man with such a mouth can think and act, but not feel either passionately or enduringly.


    George A. Birmingham

  • Elizabeth, with a skin-deep religion only, was evenly and enduringly virtuous.

British Dictionary definitions for enduringly



permanent; lasting
having forbearance; long-suffering
Derived Formsenduringly, adverbenduringness, noun
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Word Origin and History for enduringly


late 14c., action of the verb endure; as a present participle adjective meaning "lasting," from 1530s.

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